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The Wildcat Tribune

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

Tiktok influencer Nessa Barretts newest album young forever released on Oct. 14. In the album, Barrett wrestles with themes of suicide and depression.

TikTok influencer Nessa Barrett opens up about mental health struggles with her debut album “young forever”

Srishreya (Shreya) Arunsaravanakumar, Staff Writer November 19, 2022

Warning: Sensitive topics such as suicide, mental health struggles and disorders are mentioned in this article. It’s not new for an influencer to venture into different industries to broaden their...

At her lyrical prime, Taylor Swift bares her soul in the late hours of “Midnights”

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” reflects the surreal honesty of her sleepless nights

Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated 10th studio album, “Midnights”, tells the story of “13 sleepless nights” through intimate, subdued pop. The album was shrouded in mystery during the weeks leading...

Album cover of Sigh’s latest album “Shiki,” a representation of an ancient Japanese poem about the death of cherry blossom trees.

Sigh returns to beastly and harrowing perfection on their newest album “Shiki”

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza, Opinions Editor October 17, 2022

There’s a common litmus test in music circles. The question is simple: What’s your favorite metal album? If their answer is Tool, Mastodon, Judas Priest or some other obscure metal band your average...

Album cover of BASTARDA’s latest album “Tamoj,” where a headless girl stands at the intersection of bleak snow and somber fields, defining features of eastern Europe.

BASTARDA continues to build their dynamic and explosive legacy on “Tamoj”

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza October 12, 2022

When’s the last time you listened to a foreign language album? For most people it might be years, or maybe never. Foreign albums, simply due to the language barrier, are often seen as inaccessible....

Album cover of JID’s latest album “The Forever Story,” depicting JID at the center of violence, religion, drugs and sex.

JID breathes life into Atlanta hip hop in his masterpiece “The Forever Story”

Samuel (Sammy) Minioza October 10, 2022

In the hip hop world, there is a great divide. The “popular” and the “conscious.” It divides artists like Kendrick Lamar and Drake, Migos and Lupe Fiasco, SOBxRE and The Koreatown Oddity. The question...

Rina Sawayama sings of hurt and healing in “Hold the Girl

Rina Sawayama navigates fury and forgiveness in “Hold the Girl”

Lauren Chen and Tanvi Rao October 9, 2022

Released on Sept. 16, Japanese-British singer Rina Sawayama’s second studio album, “Hold the Girl,” is a personal testimony of hurt, healing and her inner child. Written entirely during the pandemic,...

Blackpink, a four-member kpop girl group, released their second studio album “Born Pink” after much anticipation.

Blackpink’s “Born Pink” somewhat shines but does not surprise

Mayukhi Katragadda, Anaisha Das, and Olivia Phongsa September 29, 2022

Following an informal two year hiatus, K-pop girl group Blackpink is back with their long-awaited second studio album “Born Pink,” released on Sept. 16.  Blackpink debuted in August 2016 with the...

Kendrick Lamar, a popular rapper, released his latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, on May 13th.

Kendrick Lamar highlights societal issues through meaningful lyrics that opens up about his own experiences

Rhea Master, Staff Writer June 9, 2022

Contributions by Yashwanth Ravipati   Kendrick Lamar released his latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, on May 13th after much anticipation since the release of DAMN in 2017. The...

In Blue Banisters, Lana Del Rey puts a modern spin on her classic Americana sound.

Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Banisters” is a complex revelation of herself

Tanvi Rao, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 10, 2022

Just seven months after releasing “Chemtrails Over The Country Club,” Lana Del Rey returns with her eighth full-length album “Blue Banisters.” In the album, released Oct. 22, 2021, she swaps out...

Dreamcatcher effectively weaves multiple genres in their most recent album while highlighting each members talents.

Dreamcatcher’s new album showcases their versatility

Anaisha Das, Web Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2022

Released on April 12, Korean girl group Dreamcatcher’s new album, “Apocalypse: Save Us" effectively weaves multiple genres together with intense instrumentals. By continuing their exploration of rock...

In Crash, Charli XCX expertly dons her pop persona to leave a mark on the genre.

Charli XCX makes an electrifying comeback with “Crash”

Tanvi Rao, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 26, 2022

“Crash” marks the end of Charli XCX’s five-album deal with Atlantic Records, and she’s making sure she ends it with a bang. Released on March 18, the album takes a deep dive into the world of classic...

album cover of Dawn F.M, shows The Weeknd with a beard

The Weeknd’s “Dawn FM” fuses 80s’ nostalgia with purgatory

Suhani Kashyap and Soham Kinhikar April 19, 2022

The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) served a platter of melancholy melodies, dark disco, and 80s’ synth-pop with his fifth studio album, “Dawn FM” in which he reflected upon life, death, and everything in...

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